MCAA Polish Chapter Kick-off Meeting

Feb 8, 2017

Date: March 6th, 13:00 - 17:30

Venue: Aula C, Centrum Nauk Biologiczno-Chemicznych UW (University of Warsaw Biological and Chemical Research Centre), Żwirki i Wigury 101, 02-089 Warsaw, Poland

Final Programme:

13:00 Welcome and introduction to MCAA - Maria Górna, Polish Chapter Chair

13:10 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in a nutshell - Magdalena Chomicka, National Contact Point

13:35 Polish participation in MSCA projects - Adam Głuszuk, National Contact Point

13:50 MSCA grant – checked. What next? ERC grants in a nutshell - Andrzej Dudziński, BDN PAN

14:20 Research project cases: meet the MCAA members in Poland

  • Colours of a single photon - Michal Karpinski, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
  • Vortex generators application for reduction of boundary layer separation on wind turbine blades - Javier Martinez Suarez, Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, PAS
  • Energy and democracy: The case of shale gas developments in the UK and Poland - Anna Szołucha, University of Bergen
  • Uncovering translational control with the use of structural biology - Monika Gaik, Malopolskie Centrum Biotechnologii UJ

15:00 Coffee and snack break

15:30 Maria Skłodowska-Curie 150th birthday celebrations - Izabela Madura, Polish Chemical Society

15:50 Vision for the MCAA Polish Chapter - Rohan Soman, Polish Chapter founding member

16:00 Roundtable discussion: decide the future activities of the Polish Chapter - all attendees

17:30 Meeting closes

18:00 Social event (at Mam Ochotę, Grójecka 75)

The event is cost-free and there is a limited number of small travel stipends for MCAA members to partially reimburse travel/accommodation costs. All MCAA members are warmly welcome, especially those who would like to get involved with the Polish Chapter.

To contact the Polish Chapter, please send your message to

* All MSCA participants and coordinators, present or past, are eligible for MCAA membership. Membership in the Polish Chapter and the MCAA is free and requires only registration at

You can find the event also on Facebook or on the MCAA website.

Below: MCAA members meet for an informal meeting after the Kick-off event, on March 6th.